CUPERTINO, CA - During a highly anticipated media event held today at the Apple corporation’s world headquarters, CEO Tim Cook announced the new iPhone 4S is good and people should buy it. “It’s a good phone,” said Cook, walking out onto a stage and gesturing at a picture of the device projected on a large screen behind him. “It’s got e-mail, the Internet, and you can get apps on it. Everybody should get one. It’s good.”
Intego, makers of VirusBarrier and other security software for the Macintosh, issued a security alert for Mac users on Thursday, advising them about the existence of a new Trojan Horse, which they’ve named OSX.Trojan.iServices.A. This new Trojan Horse can be found in pirated copies of Apple’s iWork ’09 application suite, which has been downloaded over 20,000 times, according to Intego’s numbers.
This is not a virus—it cannot spread from one Mac to another on its own. It’s also not a remote exploit; the user must download and install a pirated copy of iWork ‘09 to become infected. To check if you’ve been infected, look in /System/Library/StartupItems for an item named iWorkServices. If it exists, you’ve been infected with this Trojan horse.
Seriously… if you’re going to pirate iWork, at least work from Apple’s trial version.
Trailer for Gary Huswit’s (of Helvetica fame) Objectified, a film about product design. You can hear Jon Ive doing a voiceover, the extraordinarily talented designer of Apple. Can’t wait. (via swissdots)
I absolutely want that CD player. Also: titles set in Akzidenz Grotesk, yay.